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AppDefects
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Russian FSB Contractor Hacked!

The BBC reports that Russian FSB contractor Sytech was breached and lost over 7.5 TB of data and tools related to special projects like: 

 

  • Nautilus - Collects information about users on social networks such as Facebook, and LinkedIn.
  • Mentor - This project monitors selected email accounts at specified intervals in order to collect information related to certain phrases.
  • Nadezhda - Is a project designed to visualize how Russia is connected to the rest of the Internet.
  • Nautilus-S -  de-anonymizes users on the Tor network by creating exit nodes that were controlled by the Russian government. This project was allegedly started at the request of the Russian Research Institute "Kvant".
  • Reward - is designed to penetrate and perform covert operations on peer-to-peer networks. This includes BitTorrent, Jabber, OpenFT, and ED2K
  • Tax-3 is the most recent project and was commissioned by "Chief Scientific Innovation Innovation Center JSC, reporting to the Federal Tax Service."

The BBC stated that this is the largest data leak in the history of Russian special services.

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rslade
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Re: Russian FSB Contractor Hacked!

> AppDefects (Contributor III) edited a topic in Tech Talk on 07-22-2019 09:08 AM

> The BBC reports that Russian FSB contractor Sytech was breached and lost over
> 7.5 TB of data and tools

First reaction:

Oh, my heart just *bleeds* for them!

(NOT!)

Second reaction:

Oh, great, another source of exploits for the cheap seats blackhats to copy ...

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Caute_cautim
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Re: Russian FSB Contractor Hacked!

And the penalty for Sytech - probably something we don't want to know about.

 

Regards

 

Caute_cautim


@rslade wrote:
> AppDefects (Contributor III) edited a topic in Tech Talk on 07-22-2019 09:08 AM

> The BBC reports that Russian FSB contractor Sytech was breached and lost over
> 7.5 TB of data and tools

First reaction:

Oh, my heart just *bleeds* for them!

(NOT!)

Second reaction:

Oh, great, another source of exploits for the cheap seats blackhats to copy ...

====================== (quote inserted randomly by Pegasus Mailer)
rslade@vcn.bc.ca slade@victoria.tc.ca rslade@computercrime.org
It is always the person not in the predicament who knows what
ought to have been done in it - `A Christmas Carol', Charles Dickens
victoria.tc.ca/techrev/rms.htm http://twitter.com/rslade
http://blogs.securiteam.com/index.php/archives/author/p1/
https://is.gd/RotlWB